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Poster: billbarstad Date: Feb 19, 2011 10:59am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Mega-List of Movies that are in question. PLEASE check to see if they're PD or Copyrighted :D

I check the noirs, an impressive list.

The Capture (1950) - No renewal found, but it may have been renewed before 1978.
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Destination Murder (1950) - Renewed

Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: RE0000005319 / 1978-08-11
Renewal registration for: LP0000000212 / 1950-06-15
Title: Destination murder. By R K O Radio Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Claimant: R K O General, Inc. (PWH)

Variant title: Destination murder.
Names: RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.
RKO General, Inc.
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Edge of Doom (1950) - Renewed

Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: RE0000001770 / 1978-03-28
Renewal registration for: LP0000000416 / 1950-08-03
Title: Edge of doom; photoplay. By Samuel Goldwyn Productions, Inc.
Copyright Claimant: Samuel Goldwyn Productions (PWH)

Variant title: Edge of doom
Names: Samuel Goldwyn Productions, Inc.
Samuel Goldwyn Productions
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Federal Agent at Large (1950) - No renewal found, but it may have been renewed before 1978.
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Hunt the Man Down (1950) - Renewed

Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: RE0000042676 / 1979-12-19
Renewal registration for: LP0000000680 / 1951-01-02
Title: Hunt the man down. By R K O Radio Pictures, Inc., written by DeVallon Scott.
Copyright Claimant: R K O General, Inc. (PWH)

Variant title: Hunt the man down.
Names: Scott, DeVallon
RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.
RKO General, Inc.
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The Secret Fury (1950) - Renewed

Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: RE0000005317 / 1978-08-11
Renewal registration for: LP0000000146 / 1950-05-24
Title: The Secret fury. By R K O Radio Pictures, Inc. & Loring Theatre Corporation.
Copyright Claimant: R K O General, Inc. & Loring Theatre Corporation (PWH)

Variant title: The Secret fury.
Names: RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.
Loring Theatre Corporation
RKO General, Inc.
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Side Street (1950) - No renewal found, but it may have been renewed before 1978.
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Shadow on the Wall (1950) - No renewal found, but it may have been renewed before 1978.
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The Sleeping City (1950) - No renewal found, but it may have been renewed before 1978.
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The Sound of Fury (1950) - Renewed

Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: RE0000001535 / 1978-03-20
Renewal registration for: LP0000000718 / 1950-11-15
Title: The Sound of fury. By Robert Stillman Productions, Inc.
Copyright Claimant: National Telefilm Associates, Inc. (PWH)

Variant title: The Sound of fury.
Names: Robert Stillman Productions, Inc.
National Telefilm Associates, Inc.
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Southside 1-1000 aka Forgery (1950) - No renewal found, but it may have been renewed before 1978.
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Walk Softly, Stranger (1950) - No renewal found, but it may have been renewed before 1978.
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Appointment with Danger (1951) - Renewed

Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: RE0000008473 / 1978-11-28
Renewal registration for: LP0000001022 / 1951-05-01 (in notice: 1950)
Title: Appointment with danger.
Copyright Claimant: Paramount Pictures Corporation (PWH)

Names: Paramount Pictures Corporation
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The Big Night (1951) - Renewed

Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: RE0000038207 / 1979-11-09
Renewal registration for: LP0000001339 / 1951-11-01
Title: The Big night. By Philip A. Waxman Productions, Inc.
Copyright Claimant: United Artists Corporation (PWH)

Variant title: The Big night
Names: Philip A. Waxman Productions, Inc.
United Artists Corporation
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Fingerprints Don't Lie (1951) - Renewed

Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: RE0000013180 / 1979-01-05
Renewal registration for: LP0000000839 / 1951-04-10
Title: Fingerprints don't lie. By Spartan Productions, Inc.
Copyright Claimant: Weiss Global Enterprises (PWH)

Variant title: Fingerprints don't lie.
Names: Spartan Productions, Inc.
Weiss Global Enterprises
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The Girl on the Bridge (1951) - Renewed

Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: RE0000041376 / 1979-12-07
Renewal registration for: LP0000001414 / 1951-12-05
Title: The Girl on the bridge; motion picture photoplay.
Copyright Claimant: Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation (PWH)

Variant title: The Girl on the bridge
Names: Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation
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I Was a Communist for the FBI (1951) - No renewal found.
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Lightning Strikes Twice (1951) - No renewal found.
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Man with My Face (1951) - Renewed

Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: RE0000025462 / 1979-06-25
Renewal registration for: LP0000001259 / 1951-06-08
Title: Man with my face. By Edward F. Gardner.
Copyright Claimant: United Artists Television, Inc. (PWH)

Variant title: Man with my face.
Names: Gardner, Edward F.
United Artists Television, Inc.
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Roadblock (1951) - Renewed

Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: RE0000042684 / 1979-12-19
Renewal registration for: LP0000001164 / 1951-07-24
Title: Roadblock. By R K O Radio Pictures, Inc., screenplay by Steve Fisher & George Bricker, story by Richard Landau & Geoffrey Homes.
Copyright Claimant: R K O General, Inc. (PWH)

Variant title: Roadblock.
Names: Fisher, Steve
Bricker, George
Landau, Richard
Homes, Geoffrey
RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.
RKO General, Inc.
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Roaring City (1951) - Renewed

Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: RE0000013183 / 1979-01-05
Renewal registration for: LP0000000902 / 1951-05-09
Title: Roaring city. By Spartan Productions, Inc.
Copyright Claimant: Weiss Global Enterprises (PWH)

Variant title: Roaring city.
Names: Spartan Productions, Inc.
Weiss Global Enterprises
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Tomorrow is Another Day (1951) - Renewed

Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: RE0000012205 / 1979-01-19
Renewal registration for: LP0000001155 / 1951-09-18
Title: Tomorrow is another day. By Warner Brothers Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Claimant: Warner Brothers, Inc. (PWH)

Variant title: Tomorrow is another day.
Names: Warner Brothers Pictures, Inc.
Warner Brothers, Inc.
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The Unknown Man (1951) - Renewed

Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: RE0000010242 / 1979-01-02
Renewal registration for: LP0000001284 / 1951-10-16
Title: The Unknown man. By Loew's, Inc.
Copyright Claimant: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. (PWH)

Variant title: The Unknown man.
Names: Loew's, Inc.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc.
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Breakdown (1952) Renewed

Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: RE0000093673 / 1980-12-24
Renewal registration for: PA0000092035 / 1952-01-01
Title: Breakdown; a.k.a. Crimson slasher. By Pegasus Productions.
Copyright Claimant: Medallion T V Enterprises (PWH)

Variant title: Breakdown
Other Title: Crimson slasher.
Names: Pegasus Productions.
Medallion T V Enterprises
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The Captive City (1952) - Renewed

Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: RE0000057298 / 1980-04-24
Renewal registration for: LP0000001670 / 1952-04-11
Title: The Captive city. By Aspen Productions, Inc.
Copyright Claimant: United Artists Corporation (PWH)

Variant title: The Captive city.
Names: Aspen Productions, Inc.
United Artists Corporation
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Hoodlum Empire (1952) - Renewed

Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: RE0000049455 / 1980-02-11
Renewal registration for: LP0000001686 / 1952-01-07
Title: Hoodlum empire. By Republic Productions, Inc.
Copyright Claimant: Repix, Inc. (a wholly-owned subsidiary of National Telefilm Associates, Inc.) (PWH)

Variant title: Hoodlum empire.
Names: Republic Productions, Inc.
National Telefilm Associates, Inc. Repix, Inc.
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The Las Vegas Story (1952) - No renewal found.
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Night Without Sleep aka Don't Bother to Knock (1952) - Renewed

Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: RE0000057892 / 1980-06-30
Renewal registration for: LP0000001928 / 1952-07-25
Title: Don't bother to knock; motion picture photoplay.
Copyright Claimant: Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation (PWH)
Copyright Note: C.O. correspondence.

Variant title: Don't bother to knock
Names: Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation
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The Sellout (1952) - No renewal found.
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Talk About a Stranger (1952) - Renewed

Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: RE0000043691 / 1980-01-10
Renewal registration for: LP0000001528 / 1952-02-07
Title: Talk about a stranger. By Loew's, Inc.
Copyright Claimant: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. (PWH)

Variant title: Talk about a stranger.
Names: Loew's, Inc.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc.
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The Thief (1952) - Renewed

Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: RE0000075534 / 1980-11-04
Renewal registration for: LP0000002005 / 1952-10-10
Title: The Thief; a feature photoplay. By Fran Productions, Inc.
Copyright Claimant: Harry M. Popkin (PWH)

Variant title: The Thief
Names: Popkin, Harry M.
Fran Productions, Inc.
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The Turning Point (1952) - Renewed

Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: RE0000062111 / 1980-06-25
Renewal registration for: LP0000002080 / 1952-11-01
Title: The Turning point.
Copyright Claimant: Paramount Pictures Corporation (PWH)

Names: Paramount Pictures Corporation
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Woman in the Dark (1952) - Renewed, but it looks like it may have been too early. Check the year in notice. If it's 1952, the renewal is invalid.

Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: RE0000018093 / 1979-03-30
Renewal registration for: LP0000001517 / 1951-12-20
Title: Woman in the dark. By Republic Productions, Inc.
Copyright Claimant: Repix, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of National Telefilm Associates, Inc. (PWH)

Variant title: Woman in the dark.
Names: Republic Productions, Inc.
National Telefilm Associates, Inc. Repix, Inc.
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99 River Street (1953) - Renewed

Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: RE0000097612 / 1981-07-30
Renewal registration for: LP0000002933 / 1953-09-11
Title: 99 River Street. By World Films, Inc.
Copyright Claimant: United Artists Corporation (PWH)

Variant title: 99 River Street.
Names: World Films, Inc.
United Artists Corporation
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City That Never Sleeps (1953) - Renewed

Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: RE0000088809 / 1981-04-10
Renewal registration for: LP0000002706 / 1953-05-01
Title: City that never sleeps. By Republic Productions, Inc.
Copyright Claimant: Repix, Inc. (a wholly-owned subsidiary of National Telefilm Associates, Inc.) (PWH)

Variant title: City that never sleeps.
Names: Republic Productions, Inc.
National Telefilm Associates, Inc. Repix, Inc.
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Count the Hours (1953) - Renewed

Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: RE0000104284 / 1981-10-28
Renewal registration for: LP0000002662 / 1953-03-26
Title: Count the hours. By R K O Radio Pictures, Inc., screenplay by Doane R. Hoag & Karen DeWolf, from a story by Doane R. Hoag.
Copyright Claimant: R K O General, Inc. (PWH)

Variant title: Count the hours.
Names: RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.
RKO General, Inc.
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Cry of the Hunted (1953) - Renewed

Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: RE0000077526 / 1981-01-05
Renewal registration for: LP0000002483 / 1953-03-03
Title: Cry of the hunted. By Loew's, Inc.
Copyright Claimant: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. (PWH)

Variant title: Cry of the hunted.
Names: Loew's, Inc.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc.
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The Glass Wall (1953) - Renewed

Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: RE0000079824 / 1981-01-15
Renewal registration for: LP0000002433 / 1953-03-24
Title: The Glass wall. By Columbia Pictures Corporation.
Copyright Claimant: Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. (PWH)

Variant title: The Glass wall
Names: Columbia Pictures Corporation
Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.
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I, the Jury (1953) - Renewed

Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: RE0000095308 / 1981-06-15
Renewal registration for: LP0000002827 / 1953-07-24
Title: I, the jury. By Parkland Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Claimant: P K L Pictures, Ltd. (PWH)

Variant title: I, the jury.
Names: Parkland Pictures, Inc.
PKL Pictures, Ltd.
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The System (1953) - Renewed

Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: RE0000082026 / 1981-01-27
Renewal registration for: LP0000002521 / 1953-04-27
Title: The System. By Warner Brothers Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Claimant: Warner Brothers, Inc. (PWH)

Variant title: The System.
Names: Warner Brothers Pictures, Inc.
Warner Brothers, Inc.
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Black Tuesday (1954) - Renewed

Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: RE0000144708 / 1982-11-29
Renewal registration for: LP0000004427 / 1954-12-31
Title: Black Tuesday. By Leonard Goldstein Productions, Inc.
Copyright Claimant: United Artists Corporation (PWH)

Variant title: Black Tuesday.
Names: Leonard Goldstein Productions, Inc.
United Artists Corporation
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Cry Vengeance (1954) - Renewed

Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: RE0000134422 / 1982-07-12
Renewal registration for: LP0000004152 / 1954-11-21
Title: Cry vengeance. By Allied Artists Pictures Corporation.
Copyright Claimant: National Telefilm Associates, Inc. (PWH)

Variant title: Cry vengeance
Names: Allied Artists Pictures Corporation
National Telefilm Associates, Inc.
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Drive a Crooked Road (1954) - Renewed

Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: RE0000115843 / 1982-01-25
Renewal registration for: LP0000003555 / 1954-03-30
Title: Drive a crooked road. By Columbia Pictures Corporation.
Copyright Claimant: Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. (PWH)

Variant title: Drive a crooked road.
Names: Columbia Pictures Corporation.
Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.
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Highway Dragnet (1954) - Renewed

Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: RE0000134430 / 1982-07-12
Renewal registration for: LP0000003237 / 1954-02-07
Title: Highway dragnet. By Allied Artists Pictures Corporation.
Copyright Claimant: National Telefilm Associates, Inc. (PWH)

Variant title: Highway dragnet
Names: Allied Artists Pictures Corporation
National Telefilm Associates, Inc.
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The Human Jungle (1954) - Renewed

Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: RE0000134425 / 1982-07-12
Renewal registration for: LP0000004055 / 1954-09-26
Title: The Human jungle. By Allied Artists Pictures Corporation.
Copyright Claimant: National Telefilm Associates, Inc. (PWH)

Variant title: The Human jungle
Names: Allied Artists Pictures Corporation
National Telefilm Associates, Inc.
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Hell's Half Acre (1954) - Renewed

Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: RE0000136437 / 1982-05-13
Renewal registration for: LP0000003259 / 1954-01-07
Title: Hell’s half acre. By Republic Productions, Inc.
Copyright Claimant: Repix, Inc. (a wholly-owned subsidiary of National Telefilm Associates, Inc.) (PWH)

Variant title: Hell’s half acre.
Names: Republic Productions, Inc.
National Telefilm Associates, Inc. Repix, Inc.
Repix, Inc.
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Shield for Murder (1954) - No renewal found.
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5 Against The House aka Five Against The House (1955) - Renewed

Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: RE0000154162 / 1983-01-12
Renewal registration for: LP0000004587 / 1955-04-08
Title: Five against the house. By Columbia Pictures Corporation.
Copyright Claimant: Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. (PWH)

Variant title: Five against the house
Names: Columbia Pictures Corporation
Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.
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Big House, USA (1955) - No renewal found.
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Chicago Syndicate (1955) - Renewed

Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: RE0000154161 / 1983-01-12
Renewal registration for: LP0000004594 / 1955-04-08
Title: Chicago syndicate. By Columbia Pictures Corporation.
Copyright Claimant: Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. (PWH)

Variant title: Chicago syndicate
Names: Columbia Pictures Corporation
Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.
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City of Shadows (1955) - Renewed

Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: RE0000170786 / 1983-05-17
Renewal registration for: LP0000005192 / 1955-05-11
Title: City of shadows. By Republic Productions, Inc.
Copyright Claimant: Repix, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of National Telefilm Associates, Inc. (PWH)
Copyright Note: C.O. correspondence.

Variant title: City of shadows.
Names: Republic Productions, Inc.
National Telefilm Associates, Inc. Repix, Inc.
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Crashout (1955) - Renewed

Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: RE0000173045 / 1983-07-25
Renewal registration for: LP0000006216 / 1955-03-03
Title: Crashout. By Standard Productions, Inc.
Copyright Claimant: National Telefilm Associates, Inc. (PWH)

Variant title: Crashout
Names: Standard Productions, Inc.
National Telefilm Associates, Inc.
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The Crooked Web (1955) - Renewed

Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: RE0000154120 / 1983-01-12
Renewal registration for: LP0000005718 / 1955-12-15
Title: The Crooked web. By Columbia Pictures Corporation.
Copyright Claimant: Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. (PWH)

Variant title: The Crooked web
Names: Columbia Pictures Corporation
Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.
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The Female Jungle (1955) - Renewed

Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: RE0000245815 / 1984-12-31
Renewal registration for: LP0000008167 / 1956-03-05
Title: Female jungle; a photoplay. By Burton Kaiser Productions, Inc.
Copyright Claimant: Burton Kaiser (PWH)
Copyright Note: C.O. correspondence.

Variant title: Female jungle
Names: Kaiser, Burton
Burton Kaiser Productions, Inc.
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I Cover The Underworld (1955) - Renewed

Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: RE0000170785 / 1983-05-17
Renewal registration for: LP0000005157 / 1955-03-14
Title: I cover the underworld. By Republic Productions, Inc.
Copyright Claimant: Repix, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of National Telefilm Associates, Inc. (PWH)
Copyright Note: C.O. correspondence.

Variant title: I cover the underworld.
Names: Republic Productions, Inc.
National Telefilm Associates, Inc. Repix, Inc.
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I Died a Thousand Times (1955) - Renewed

Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: RE0000163868 / 1983-04-05
Renewal registration for: LP0000007337 / 1955-11-12
Title: I died a thousand times. By Warner Brothers Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Claimant: Warner Brothers, Inc. (PWH)

Variant title: I died a thousand times
Names: Warner Brothers Pictures, Inc.
Warner Brothers, Inc.
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New Orleans Uncensored (1955) - Renewed

Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: RE0000154165 / 1983-01-12
Renewal registration for: LP0000004572 / 1955-03-31
Title: New Orleans uncensored. By Columbia Pictures Corporation.
Copyright Claimant: Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. (PWH)

Variant title: New Orleans uncensored
Names: Columbia Pictures Corporation
Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.
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New York Confidential (1955) - Renewed

Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: RE0000192954 / 1983-12-29
Renewal registration for: LP0000006379 / 1955-03-19
Title: New York confidential. By Warner Brothers Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Claimant: Small Family Trust (successor in interest to Challenge Pictures, Inc.) (PWH)

Variant title: New York confidential.
Names: Warner Brothers Pictures, Inc.
Small Family Trust
Challenge Pictures, Inc.
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The Night Holds Terror (1955) - Renewed

Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: RE0000154156 / 1983-01-12
Renewal registration for: LP0000005142 / 1955-07-21
Title: The Night holds terror. By Columbia Pictures Corporation.
Copyright Claimant: Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. (PWH)

Variant title: The Night holds terror
Names: Columbia Pictures Corporation
Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.
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Sudden Danger (1955) - Renewed

Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: RE0000173792 / 1983-04-05
Renewal registration for: LP0000005586 / 1955-11-30
Title: Sudden danger. By Allied Artists Pictures Corporation.
Copyright Claimant: Lorimar Productions, Inc. (PWH)
Copyright Note: C.O. correspondence.

Variant title: Sudden danger.
Names: Allied Artists Pictures Corporation.
Lorimar Productions, Inc.
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The Come On (1956) - Renewed

Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: RE0000200334 / 1984-02-21
Renewal registration for: LP0000005990 / 1956-03-15
Title: The Come-on. By Allied Artists Pictures Corporation.
Copyright Claimant: National Telefilm Associates, Inc. (PWH)

Variant title: The Come-on
Names: Allied Artists Pictures Corporation
National Telefilm Associates, Inc.
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Crime Against Joe (1956) - Renewed

Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: RE0000207782 / 1984-04-12
Renewal registration for: LP0000007623 / 1956-04-11
Title: Crime against Joe.
Copyright Claimant: Sunrise Pictures, Inc. (PWH)

Names: Sunrise Pictures, Inc.
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Crime in the Streets (1956) - Renewed

Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: RE0000226763 / 1984-12-07
Renewal registration for: LP0000006362 / 1956-04-23
Title: Crime in the streets. By Allied Artists Pictures Corporation.
Copyright Claimant: Lorimar Productions, Inc. (PWH)

Variant title: Crime in the streets.
Names: Allied Artists Pictures Corporation
Lorimar Productions, Inc.
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A Cry in the Night aka Cry in the Night (1956) - Renewed

Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: RE0000218884 / 1984-11-07
Renewal registration for: LP0000009288 / 1956-09-15
Title: Cry in the night.
Copyright Claimant: Ladd Enterprises, Inc. (PWH)

Names: Ladd Enterprises, Inc.
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Inside Detroit (1956) - Renewed

Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: RE0000154119 / 1983-01-12
Renewal registration for: LP0000005719 / 1956-01-03 (in notice: 1955)
Title: Inside Detroit. By Columbia Pictures Corporation.
Copyright Claimant: Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. (PWH)

Variant title: Inside Detroit
Names: Columbia Pictures Corporation
Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.
=================================================
The Houston Story (1956) - Renewed

Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: RE0000154107 / 1983-01-12
Renewal registration for: LP0000005809 / 1956-01-23 (in notice: 1955)
Title: The Houston story. By Columbia Pictures Corporation.
Copyright Claimant: Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. (PWH)

Variant title: The Houston story
Names: Columbia Pictures Corporation.
Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.
=================================================
Man in the Vault (1956) - Renewed

Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: RE0000175489 / 1983-08-26
Renewal registration for: LP0000007325 / 1955-12-31
Title: Man in the vault. By Batjac Productions, Inc.
Copyright Claimant: Batjac Productions (PWH)

Variant title: Man in the vault
Names: Batjac Productions, Inc.
Batjac Productions
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Miami Expose (1956) - Renewed

Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: RE0000191595 / 1984-01-10
Renewal registration for: LP0000007311 / 1956-10-01
Title: Miami expose. By Columbia Pictures Corporation.
Copyright Claimant: Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. (PWH)

Variant title: Miami expose.
Names: Columbia Pictures Corporation.
Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.
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Terror at Midnight (1956) - Renewed

Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: RE0000200344 / 1984-02-21
Renewal registration for: LP0000006920 / 1956-04-05
Title: Terror at midnight. By Republic Productions, Inc.
Copyright Claimant: Repix, Inc. (a wholly-owned subsidiary of National Telefilm Associates, Inc.) (PWH)

Variant title: Terror at midnight
Names: Republic Productions, Inc.
National Telefilm Associates, Inc. Repix, Inc.
=================================================
Walk the Dark Street (1956) - No renewal found.
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When Gangland Strikes (1956) - Renewed

Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: RE0000200335 / 1984-02-21
Renewal registration for: LP0000006184 / 1956-01-11
Title: When Gangland strikes. By Republic Productions, Inc.
Copyright Claimant: Repix, Inc. (a wholly-owned subsidiary of National Telefilm Associates, Inc.) (PWH)

Variant title: When Gangland strikes
Names: Republic Productions, Inc.
National Telefilm Associates, Inc. Repix, Inc.
Repix, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of National Telefilm Associates, Inc.
=================================================
Affair in Havana (1957) - Renewed

Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: RE0000254918 / 1985-03-01
Renewal registration for: LP0000008990 / 1957-10-15
Title: Affair in Havana. By Allied Artists.
Copyright Claimant: National Telefilm Associates, Inc. (PWH)

Variant title: Affair in Havana.
Names: Allied Artists.
National Telefilm Associates, Inc.
=================================================
Chain of Evidence (1957) - Renewed, but it may have been early. Check the year in notice. If it's 1957, the renewal is invalid.

Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: RE0000226769 / 1984-12-07
Renewal registration for: LP0000007247 / 1956-11-13
Title: Chain of evidence. By Allied Artists Pictures Corporation.
Copyright Claimant: Lorimar Productions, Inc. (PWH)

Variant title: Chain of evidence.
Names: Allied Artists Pictures Corporation
Lorimar Productions, Inc.
=================================================
Chicago Confidential (1957) - Renewed

Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: RE0000247047 / 1985-05-13
Renewal registration for: LP0000009012 / 1957-08-30
Title: Chicago confidential. By Peerless Productions, Inc.
Copyright Claimant: United Artists Corporation (PWH)

Variant title: Chicago confidential.
Names: Peerless Productions, Inc.
United Artists Corporation
=================================================
Four Boys and a Gun (1957) - Renewed

Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: RE0000208986 / 1984-03-28
Renewal registration for: LP0000008132 / 1957-01-11 (in notice: 1956)
Title: Four boys and a gun. By Security Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Claimant: United Artists Corporation (PWH)

Variant title: Four boys and a gun.
Names: Security Pictures, Inc.
United Artists Corporation
=================================================
The Garment Jungle (1957) - Renewed

Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: RE0000227769 / 1985-01-15
Renewal registration for: LP0000009004 / 1957-06-01
Title: The Garment jungle. By Columbia Pictures Corporation.
Copyright Claimant: Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. (PWH)

Variant title: The Garment jungle.
Names: Columbia Pictures Corporation.
Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.
=================================================
The Girl in Black Stockings (1957) - Renewed

Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: RE0000208979 / 1984-05-09
Renewal registration for: LP0000009082 / 1957-06-09 (in notice: 1956)
Title: The Girl in black stockings.
Copyright Claimant: Palm Productions, Inc. (PWH)

Names: Palm Productions, Inc.
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Hidden Fear (1957) - Renewed

Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: RE0000247063 / 1985-05-17
Renewal registration for: LP0000008755 / 1957-06-07
Title: Hidden fear.
Copyright Claimant: Saint Aubrey-Kohn Productions, Inc. (PWH)

Names: Saint Aubrey-Kohn Productions, Inc.
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The Midnight Story (1957) - Renewed

Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: RE0000237086 / 1985-02-19
Renewal registration for: LP0000008674 / 1957-06-05
Title: The Midnight story; motion picture. By Universal Pictures Company, Inc.
Copyright Claimant: Universal City Studios, Inc. (PWH)

Variant title: The Midnight story
Names: Universal Pictures Company, Inc.
Universal City Studios, Inc.
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The Bonnie Parker Story (1958) - Renewed

Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: RE0000286137 / 1986-02-12
Renewal registration for: LP0000011252 / 1958-05-16
Title: The Bonnie Parker story; motion picture. By Albany Productions.
Copyright Claimant: Selma Enterprises (PWH)

Variant title: The Bonnie Parker story
Names: Albany Productions.
Selma Enterprises
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The Man Who Died Twice (1958) - Renewed

Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: RE0000433341 / 1986-10-20
Renewal registration for: PA0000397261 / 1958-01-01
Title: The Man who died twice.
Copyright Claimant: Republic Pictures Corporation (PWH)

Names: Republic Pictures Corporation
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Revolt in The Big House (1958) - Renewed

Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: RE0000291866 / 1986-04-17
Renewal registration for: LP0000012424 / 1958-11-25
Title: Revolt in the big house. By Allied Artists Pictures Corporation.
Copyright Claimant: Lorimar Distribution International, Inc. (PWH)

Variant title: Revolt in the big house.
Names: Allied Artists Pictures Corporation.
Lorimar Distribution International, Inc.
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Stakeout on Dope Street (1958) - No renewal found.
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Cry Tough (1959) - Renewed

Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: RE0000336267 / 1987-03-24
Renewal registration for: LP0000015205 / 1959-08-07
Title: Cry tough.
Copyright Claimant: Anne Productions, Inc. (PWH)

Names: Anne Productions, Inc.
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The Trap (1959) - Renewed, but it looks like it was a year early. Check the year in notice. If it's 1959, the renewal is invalid.

Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: RE0000291994 / 1986-03-27
Renewal registration for: LP0000013746 / 1958-12-31
Title: The Trap. By Paramount Pictures Corporation, Parkwood Enterprises, Inc. & Heath Productions, Inc.
Copyright Claimant: Paramount Pictures Corporation (PWH)

Variant title: The Trap.
Names: Parkwood Enterprises, Inc.
Heath Productions, Inc.
Paramount Pictures Corporation

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Odds Against Tomorrow (1959) - Renewed

Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: RE0000351948 / 1987-10-27
Renewal registration for: LP0000015186 / 1959-10-13
Title: Odds against tomorrow. By Harbel Productions, Inc.
Copyright Claimant: Harbel Productions (PWH)

Variant title: Odds against tomorrow.
Names: Harbel Productions, Inc.
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The Lawbreakers (1960) - No renewal found. IMDb has the year as 1961, but there were no renewals for that year, either.
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Underworld USA aka Underworld U.S.A. (1961) - Renewed

Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: RE0000377867 / 1988-03-01
Renewal registration for: LP0000018986 / 1961-03-01 (in notice: 1960)
Title: Underworld, U. S. A. By Columbia Pictures Corporation.
Copyright Claimant: Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. (PWH)

Variant title: Underworld, U. S. A.
Names: Columbia Pictures Corporation.
Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.


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Poster: jeffzkrazie Date: Feb 19, 2011 11:12am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Mega-List of Movies that are in question. PLEASE check to see if they're PD or Copyrighted :D

Hey, Moongleam has it to where Destination Murder, Sound of Fury, Edge of Doom, Hunt The Man Down, and The Secret Fury as not renewed. But you have them as renewed so what gives

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Poster: billbarstad Date: Feb 19, 2011 11:15am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Mega-List of Movies that are in question. PLEASE check to see if they're PD or Copyrighted :D

He couldn't find some in his database. I couldn't find some at USCO. 1950 was a crossover year. Those that neither of us could find are safe to upload.

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Poster: jeffzkrazie Date: Feb 19, 2011 11:28am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Mega-List of Movies that are in question. PLEASE check to see if they're PD or Copyrighted :D

Even the ones that you couldn't find renewed but could've been renewed before 1978? Are those safe to Upload as well?

Also, could you check the JD flicks for me as well, I'd be much appreciative if you could man :D

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Poster: billbarstad Date: Feb 19, 2011 12:20pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Mega-List of Movies that are in question. PLEASE check to see if they're PD or Copyrighted :D

Movies in the list that were made in 1951 and afterward, and for which I couldn't find a renewal, are safe to upload.

I'll check the JD films later. Gotta give my brain a rest with some mindless entertainment!

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Poster: jeffzkrazie Date: Feb 19, 2011 11:56am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Mega-List of Movies that are in question. PLEASE check to see if they're PD or Copyrighted :D

Whispering City and Walk the Dark Street will be the first to go up.

and once again, THANKS Moon and Bill!

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Poster: billbarstad Date: Feb 19, 2011 12:00pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Mega-List of Movies that are in question. PLEASE check to see if they're PD or Copyrighted :D

I'm really looking forward to seeing I Was a Communist for the FBI. Hoping for some good cheese!

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Poster: jeffzkrazie Date: Feb 19, 2011 12:29pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Mega-List of Movies that are in question. PLEASE check to see if they're PD or Copyrighted :D

Lol and truthfully, that's not even the complete list of Noirs that I have! I just didn't feel like going through every single one! I'll make a smaller list later on of other Noirs and rare horror films that i've got from the 40s and 50s :D.

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Poster: Moongleam Date: Feb 19, 2011 7:48pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Mega-List of Movies that are in question. PLEASE check to see if they're PD or Copyrighted :D

My database doesn't contain renewals made after 1977. A film released in 1950 could have been renewed in 1977 or 1978, so you have to make sure that neither billbarstad nor I can find a renewal for a 1950 film. (He looks up renewals at the .gov site, which doesn't include renewals made before 1978.)


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Poster: jeffzkrazie Date: Feb 19, 2011 6:31pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Mega-List of Movies that are in question. PLEASE check to see if they're PD or Copyrighted :D

is it possible that you could check some of the Blaxploitation films that I posted or is that a job for Video-Cellar

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Poster: Moongleam Date: Feb 19, 2011 6:43pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Mega-List of Movies that are in question. PLEASE check to see if they're PD or Copyrighted :D

No copyrights have expired on U.S. films released after 1963, because no renewal needed to be made (renewals were automatic). As bill said, you have to check for a valid copyright notice in the beginning or end credits.

For example, "Night of the Living Dead" is p.d. because it lacks a copyright notice.

According to Video-Cellar, a film released after 1977 could be copyrighted even if it lacks a notice:

"If a film released between 1 Jan 1978 and 1 March 1989 had no
copyright notice it could be registered with 5 years of
publication to get copyright protection."

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Poster: jeffzkrazie Date: Feb 19, 2011 7:52pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Mega-List of Movies that are in question. PLEASE check to see if they're PD or Copyrighted :D

So theres no way of video-cellar to tell whether those movies are PD or not?

So all I gotta do is look at the beginning credits and ending credits on finding out whether or not they're pd..... Do they just say Copyright or is it in some form of sentence lol. Sorry if I sound confusing, imma start going through them to find out.

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Poster: Moongleam Date: Feb 19, 2011 8:11pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Mega-List of Movies that are in question. PLEASE check to see if they're PD or Copyrighted :D

Someone has to determine whether they have valid copyright notices.

As bill said, a valid notice must have 3 things:

1. The word "Copyright" or the copyright symbol. A C within parentheses like this (C) is NOT acceptable.

2. The year (can be Roman numerals or modern).

3. The name of the holder of the copyright.

If one of these is lacking, the film is p.d. unless it was released in 1978 or later and it was registered within 5 years.

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Poster: jeffzkrazie Date: Feb 19, 2011 9:29pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Mega-List of Movies that are in question. PLEASE check to see if they're PD or Copyrighted :D

Well okay, heres the thing, and I need your opinion on this. Okay for example, I bought a 12-DVD Collection of Blaxploitation films right? The thing is TWO of those movies that are in that collection are already on this site --- "Black Fist" and "The Guy From Harlem" I've further researched this collection on Google and some of the results have come up through other Message Forums on the internet and some of the people who've posted on these threads have indeed said that they are public domain prints and what not.

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Poster: gzd Date: Feb 19, 2011 1:47pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Mega-List of Movies that are in question. PLEASE check to see if they're PD or Copyrighted :D

There's a renewal for The Las Vegas Story, but with the space missing between "Las" and "Vegas" (the same thing also happened for Las Vegas showdown):

Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: RE0000073590 / 1980-12-19
Renewal registration for: LP0000001635 / 1952-01-02
Title: The LasVegas story. By R K O Radio Pictures, Inc., screenplay by Earl Felton & Harry Essex, produced by Robert Sparks, directed by Robert Stevenson.
Notes: Based on a story by Jay Dratler.
Copyright Claimant: R K O General, Inc. (PWH)
Variant title: The LasVegas story
Names: Felton, Earl
Essex, Harry
Sparks, Robert
Stevenson, Robert
Dratler, Jay
RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.
RKO General, Inc.

There's also a renewal for Shield for Murder, with an amputated title: "Shield" only (for sceptics, LP4239 does match the original registration number given for Shield for Murder in the 1950-1959 cumulative catalog of copyright entries for motion pictures):

Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: RE0000138987 / 1982-10-04
Renewal registration for: LP0000004239 / 1954-08-27
Title: Shield. By Camden Productions, Inc.
Copyright Claimant: United Artists Corporation (PWH)
Variant title: Shield
Names: Camden Productions, Inc.
United Artists Corporation

I don't know if the truncated title in the renewal record is due to an error in the original renewal filing or is an artifact or the digitization of the Copyright Office records.

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Poster: jeffzkrazie Date: Feb 19, 2011 2:16pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Mega-List of Movies that are in question. PLEASE check to see if they're PD or Copyrighted :D

Ah shoot, whata frickin' bummer. I was really looking forward to uploading both of those. Can somebody clarify on why they aren't spelled the way that they should be spelled "Las Vegas Story" and "Shield of Murder"

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Poster: billbarstad Date: Feb 19, 2011 2:28pm
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I wonder if either is valid. Hope Video-Cellar chimes in on these.

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Poster: jeffzkrazie Date: Feb 19, 2011 3:52pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Mega-List of Movies that are in question. PLEASE check to see if they're PD or Copyrighted.. Video-Cellar, are you around?

That's what I was wondering if they were either valid at all. Can someone get a hold of Video-Cellar :D lol.

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Poster: Moongleam Date: Feb 19, 2011 6:58pm
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You've done a lot of work---more than I have, because basically all I have to do is feed a list of movie titles to my program. (Sometimes I have to look for alternate titles or release years.)

Good job.

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Poster: billbarstad Date: Feb 19, 2011 7:12pm
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Thanks